Training & Behavior

Dogs have an amazing capacity for learning. Discover why your dog acts the way they do and pick up some practical dog training tips.

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How to Crate Train a Puppy

When used properly, a crate offers a means of keeping a pup safe from household hazards and it’s an aid to potty training. So what’s not to like?
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How To Stop Dogs Barking

Barking is a natural form of communication for dogs and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Identifying why your dog barks goes some way towards finding a way to restore quiet.
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How To Click Train Your Dog

Click training makes copious use of positive reinforcement, as opposed to alpha dog training, which utilizes aggressive techniques in order to show a dog who’s boss.
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Modern Dog Training: The Dominance Myth

"Dominance" can be a buzz word among dog owners, and it can make you worry about making sure you are seen as the "top dog" in your household. The reality is that "dominance behaviors" are a bit of a myth.
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Separation Anxiety: When Your Dog Can’t Be Alone

While the solution is not always simple, there are some basic things you can do to help your dog cope with alone-time.
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How To Stop Your Dog Pulling On The Lead

Taking your furry friend out for a leisurely stroll can turn into a tug-of-war if your companion has no leash manners. If your dog forges ahead and goes where he pleases, it is time you took back control of the lead.
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Puppy Socialization and its Effect on Behavior

The critical puppy socialization period between 3 - 12 weeks of age is a time of rapid learning. A recent study notes the difference between puppies from pet shops and breeders and the behavioral impact of poor socialization.
Puppy barking

Bark Collars: Do They Work?

Concern about dogs barking is the most common complaint from dog owners, with 35% of owners reporting problems with barking. So what is the best way to deal with it?
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In Home Dog Training: Striving for Dog Obedience

Having a great relationship with your dog is about encouraging your friend to develop skills that will help him fit into your lifestyle. Being a good pet parent is a little like being a life coach, it’s all about encouragement and gentle persuasion, rather than being the big, scary boss that scares you into submission.
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5 Unusual Sports for Smart Dogs

If you have a dog that really needs to be kept busy and mentally stimulated and you're looking for ideas, we have some unusual sports for you to try.

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